Though there is still much to play for in what is looking like an increasingly competitive Championship campaign, the January transfer market provides Rafa Benitez with an ever so slight conundrum.
Amid a myriad of links with all sort of players, Sky Sports journalist Keith Downie has already expressed his doubts that Newcastle will look to buy ‘Championship’ players, while the Chronicle has also claimed the Spaniard will target signings of Premier League quality.
One of those individuals is Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, who would reportedly cost the Magpies a club-record fee in any potential deal to bring him up to Tyneside from the south coast.
That record currently stands at the £16m shelled out by Freddy Shepherd and Graeme Souness to bring Michael Owen to St. James’ Park in 2005 and, while the murky waters of player valuation are both completely different and far more treachours these days, it would undoubtedly a big step for the Toon.
So, if it was down to you, would you break the record for Wilson?